It was about one and a half years ago that I finally I arrived where I had always wanted to be and do what I had always wanted-- teach students, support small language communities and conduct research on African languages on my doorstep. The University of Cape Town and my new colleagues welcomed my efforts to establish the Centre for African Language Diversity-- CALDi as well as The African Language Archive-- TALA and I was recently appointed the Mellon Research Chair: African Language Diversity this initiative. The main aim of CALDi is to train young African scholars in descriptive linguistics and open up space for research into African languages at UCT with the hopes of countering the dominance of African linguistics outside the continent. It has been a great challenge for which my whole career has been a form of preparation...Read more
The Cambridge Handbook of Communication Disorders examines the full range of developmental and acquired communication disorders and provides the most up-to-date and comprehensive guide to the epidemiology, aetiology and clinical features of these disorders.
This book considers how people talk about the location of objects and
places. Spatial language has occupied many researchers across diverse
fields, such as linguistics, psychology, GIScience, architecture, and
neuroscience. However, the vast majority of work in this area has examined
spatial language in monologue situations, and often in highly artificial
and restricted settings. Yet there is a growing recognition in the language
research community that dialogue rather than monologue should be a starting
point for language understanding. Hence, the current zeitgeist in both
language research and robotics/AI demands an integrated examination of
spatial language in dialogue settings. The present volume provides such
integration for the first time and reports on the latest developments in
this important field. Written in a way that will appeal to researchers
across disciplines from graduate level upwards, the book sets the agenda
for future research in spatial conceptualization and communication.